Traffic and safety upgrades on multiple North San Antonio roads are among 10 projects that are being made available by City Council District 9 office staff for participatory budget funding.

District 9 Council Member John Courage on March 24 announced, out of 140-plus projects District 9 constituents pitched for the 2023 round of participatory budgeting, residents helped to choose 10 final proposals, which total nearly $1.5 million. Those 10 projects include:

  • Adding a signalized crosswalk at Hardy Oak Elementary School: $100,000
  • Designing a right-turn lane on westbound Bitters Road and northbound Huebner Road: $200,000
  • Improving the intersection at Churchill Estates Boulevard and Blanco Road: $200,000
  • Designing a right-turn lane on eastbound Huebner Road at southbound Stone Oak Parkway: $200,000
  • Adding an artificial turf soccer field at the Hidden Forest Elementary Soccer Field: $150,000
  • Adding a pickleball court at Walker Ranch Park: $400,000
  • Improving McAllister Little League fields: $225,000
  • Conservation landscaping to benefit the monarch butterfly habitat at McAllister Park: $3,500
  • Adding two critter-proof trash cans at McAllister Park: $16,000
  • Adding community garden trees at the Lorence Creek Preserve, which is part of the Lorence Creek Park: $5,000

Courage said his staff will work with several city departments to coordinate timeframes to implement the approved participatory budget projects.

He also said the city is working to identify funding for some proposals that may not have made the final project list.